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  • The majority of respondents come from personal parishes or chapel situations where the communities use the usus antiquior exclusively, but approximately one in three of the respondents come from parishes where the usus antiquior is also offered as a part of the parish schedule.

    Results on the Poll on the Language of the Readings in the Usus Antiquior

  • In the post-motu proprio era, it most certainly belongs not only in the hands of those already mentioned, but in all seminary libraries, Catholic institutions, and all parishes where the usus antiquior is or may be celebrated, serving as a standard reference and guide.

    The New 15th Edition of The Ceremonies of the Roman Rite Described

  • Readers will be happy to know, however, that they are being put to good use as every second Sunday, Mass in the usus antiquior is celebrated in the church.

    Catholic Bamberg: St. Michael's Abbey

  • (The book may be purchased from the Australian site of the Archconfraternity of St. Stephen for 7.50 AUD.) (Update: Thanks to Fr. Scott Haynes for pointing out that the original edition for the usus antiquior is also available.)

    Liturgical Formation, Training and Re-Enchantment: Do Not Forget Your Altar Boys

  • This Saturday, August 22nd, you may wish tune in to EWTN to witness a Solemn Mass in the usus antiquior from the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Alabama.

    EWTN Friars and Knights to Celebrate and Serve Solemn Usus Antiquior Mass Live on EWTN for First Time

  • It would clearly and unmistakably demonstrate, as the article mentions, that the usus antiquior is now a normal and regular part of the life and liturgy of the Church, attended to by a regular discastery of the Curia, and one of the most important at that, and not by a Special Commission named after a now obsolete indult.

    Rumor Watch: Ecclesia Dei to Become Part of CDW?

  • If -- in addition to formal, systematic programs of catechesis of course -- we can foster parishes and oratories where we see the modern Roman liturgy offered in a spirit of continuity, where the usus antiquior is a familiar aspect of parish (and priestly) life, and where the public, sung celebration of the Divine Office is likewise a more routine occurrence as per the instructions of Sacrosanctum Concilium, it seems to me we shall begin to see significant gains not only in the Benedictine liturgical reform and new liturgical movement, but even more generally within all aspects of Catholic life and practice itself.

    Fr. Tim Finigan on the Isle of Wight

  • On 16 July, the Most Rev. Gregor Maria Hanke OSB, Bishop of Eichstätt (whom you might remember as the bishop granting his approval to the new edition of the usus antiquior Breviary) renewed the consecration of the diocese of Eichstätt, Bavaria, to the Blessed Virgin Mary under her invocation of the Mater Ter Admirabilis, the Thrice Admirable Mother.

    The Mater Ter Admirabilis

  • Always interested in the goings-on in Catholic Italy, the NLM is interested to report that the Italian blog, MessainLatino. it gave news awhile ago of the impending celebration of a Solemn Mass in the usus antiquior on the part of a diocesan parish priest, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of his priestly ordination.

    Solemn Mass on the Occasion of the 10th Anniversary of an Italian Diocesan Priest, Imperia, Italy

  • A little over one-third, or 37%, suggested it just depended upon the type and occasion of usus antiquior Mass.

    Results on the Poll on the Language of the Readings in the Usus Antiquior


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